We are well aware of the growing risks of working online – whether it’s at our offices or at home as we’ve been doing recently. The downside of working from home is that it opens opportunities for cyber-attacks and security risks are higher. You can easily fall prey to these security risks when there are more distractions and concerns than usual while working from home.
To protect our staff and students from security attacks in our current situation, as well as when we return to our offices one day, it is important to implement extra security measures. Information Technology has been researching and testing multi factor authentication or MFA over the past few months as an additional measure to protect personal information and data. More about MFA here.
In short, this will mean that, for certain services, you will be prompted to provide more information in order to authenticate your identity as a Stellenbosch University student or staff member. By mid-August all staff and students will be required to use multi factor authentication to secure their information and the university network. Although MFA is not mandatory yet, you can enrol by following these steps.
If you have any enquiries or need assistance, please log your request on our ICT Partner Portal and a technician will contact you.